Directed by Max Romey/Natalie Fedak
USA / 2015
Go beyond the finish line and into the lives of the racers that run Alaska’s most beloved race in this upcoming documentary by film making duo Max Romey and Natalie Fedak.
Filmed on the dangerous slopes of Mt. Marathon in Seward Alaska, 3022 Ft. aims to give mountain racing fans a behind the scenes look at the mountain each athlete has to climb before they even get to the starting line. Follow two-time Olympic skier Holly Brooks as she faces the mountain that put her in a hospital gurney 5 years ago, Mt. Marathon men’s record holder Eric Strabel as he defends his title, Seward native Denali Foldager as she makes her running comeback after struggling with injuries and drug addiction, Matt “The Bear” Novakovich as he looks to reclaim his title with a new Spartan Racing skill set, and 2013 Mt. Marathon champion Christy Marvin, full time mother of three looking to earn her rank among Olympians. Guiding us through the story is long time friend of the mountain, Flip Foldager, a 35 year veteran of the race, and “the guy to talk to” for all things Mt. Marathon.
Max is a student in Fairhaven College at Western Washington University, where he’s been able to tailor his education towards documentary film production and utilize independent study opportunities to gain experience in the field. Max’s passion for filmmaking is equalled only by his passion for running, which grew from running Alaskan trails in his hometown of Anchorage and has since evolved into a spot on the WWU Cross Country Team. With 3022 ft, Max has found the perfect combination of documentary storytelling, running culture and raw inspiration, and is excited to see how 3022 ft. encourages viewers to overcome the obstacles life places in front of them.
Some of Max’s past work includes highlight videography for clubs, teams and organizations up and down the West coast, as well as working as a free-lance editor and cinematographer.
Natalie recently earned a Creative Writing degree with Honors from Western Washington University, and spent several quarters studying theater and filmmaking outside of her major. Originally from Colorado, Natalie has written, produced and directed several of her own short films and is the owner of EarthGirl Productions, which aims to integrate environmental sustainability into all aspects of filmmaking. Natalie brought the her project management skills to the 3022 ft. team to create a scaffolding for production and to respond to the constantly evolving requirements of a 24/7 documentary film set. Similarly, her storytelling abilities are not reserved for fiction, and she has enjoyed the challenge of writing with the athlete’s words instead of her own.
Some of Natalie’s past work includes her webseries After Forever, and various short films that she has produced, directed and/or acted in.
- Directors: Max Romey, Natalie Fedak
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